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Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.


U.S. Army (Air Corps Reserve)
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Flying a Ryan Model M-2 modified aircraft names "The Spirit of St. Louis", Captain Lindbergh displayed heroic courage and skill as a pilot and navigator at the risk of his life, by his non-stop flight from New York City to Paris, France on May 20 and 21, 1927. Captain Lindbergh not only achieved a personal triumph of the highest magnitude, but he also demonstrated the feasibility of travel across the oceans by aircraft.

(NOTES: Award of the Medal of Honor for Captain Lindbergh's heroism in a non-combat setting was made by special action of the United States Congress.)

Charles Lindbergh served in the Missouri National Guard and Reserves. During World War II he flew combat missions in the Pacific with Marine Ace Joe Foss and Army Ace Thomas McGuire. While on a mission with McGuire he shot down one Japanese plane, but because as a civilian advisor such combat missions were not authorized, it was not officially credited to him. Charles Lindbergh held the record in the Caterpillar Club (airmen forced to bail out of an airplane) with FOUR emergency jumps.

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